Government, AFDB sign $11 million to support TVET programs

The National Ministry of Finance and Planning has signed a Tripartite Funding and Implementation Agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at a tune of 11.3 million U.S dollars.
Dr. Bak Barnaba Chol, the national minister of finance and planning (Left) and AfDB country manager Themba Bhebhe( Photo Finance Ministry)

By Benjamin Takpiny

The National Ministry of Finance and Planning has signed a Tripartite Funding and Implementation Agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at a tune of 11.3 million U.S dollars. 

According to a statement published on the official Facebook page of the ministry of finance, the grant is concerning the support for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and value chain projects in the national ministries of general education, higher education and labor and industrial relations.

The minister of finance and planning, Bak Barnaba Chol signed on behalf of the government and AfDB country manager, Themba Bhebhe signed on behalf of AfDB while Dr. Tap Raj Pant signed on behalf of UNESCO. 

The statement said that the tripartite agreed projects are expected to commence early next year effecting capacity building, manpower development and exchange of technological know-how among the people of South Sudan in various part of the country.

It also includes support for various programs such as Aweil rice scheme and  improving the workforce.      

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